8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
1
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Louisville

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kids will enjoy Theater of the Sea and Island Dolphin Care. Take a break from Islamorada with a short trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip maker app .

Louisville to Islamorada is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Louisville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Islamorada, with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Key Largo, Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Theater of the Sea ©
Theater of the Sea
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel route builder website .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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